Chase Brock - Choreographer
Recently called "prolific" in The New Yorker, Chase Brock is a choreographer forging a unique path by working simultaneously and successfully in concert dance, theatre, opera, television, film, music and, now, video gaming.
The North Carolina native's work has been praised in The New York Times for its "stylized showbiz mayhem," and called "exhilarating" in Back Stage and "full of raucous, fun energy" in Dance Europe. Brock has been noted by Eye on Dance for "melding together playfulness and technically challenging dance," and New York Magazine for his ability to "mix a whitty Broadway sensibility with rock-and-roll zest," with iDanz Newswire declaring, "if ther is a pop medium for modern dance, Chase Brock has found it."
As Artistic Director of The Chase Brock Experience, the Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company he founded in 2006, Brock has made over 20 dances and has commissioned and premiered six original scores by outstanding contemporary composers, including five time Tony Award-nominee Michael John LaChiusa. Brock has presented his company in six New York seasons at Abrons Arts Center, Joyce SoHo, Dance New Amsterdam, The Connelly Theatre and Baruch Performing Arts Center; in performances at Fire Island Dance Festival, Dance Gotham Festival, Downtown Dance Festival and Solstice in Times Square; and in coveted residencies at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center and The Orchard Project.
Brock's choreography for concert dance also includes Double Solo for American Ballet Theatre soloist Carlos Lopez and cellist Peter Sachon (2009), Stoptime Sketch for New York Theatre Ballet (2007), To think what pleasure there is! for Ballet Spartanburg (2001), and Thou Winter Wind for the company of Twyla Tharp's The Times They Are A-Changin' (2006).
Theater choreography includes Broadway's SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge; revivals of Lost in the Stars (City Center Encores!, directed by Gary Griffin), A Little Night Music (CENTERSTAGE, dir. Mark Lamos) and Shenandoah (Ford's Theatre, dir. Jeff Calhoun); the world premieres of Yank! (New York Musical Theatre Festival), The Civilians' This Beautiful City (Humana Festival) and David Yazbek's Pinwheeling Freestyle in The 24 Hour.